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Cynthia Robinson

Mary Donlon Alger Professor

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania



I am committed to an interdisciplinary investigation of the visual, literary, courtly and religious manifestations of cultural and confessional contact and interchange in the Mediterranean world, between 1000 and 1500 A.D., with particular focus on the Iberian peninsula. Recently, and following a very long hiatus, I have also returned to fiction. I anticipate that the scholarly and literary strands will begin to intersect. There may even be cross-pollination.


  • History of Art and Visual Studies
  • Medieval Studies Program
  • Near Eastern Studies
  • Religious Studies Program

Graduate Fields

  • History of Art, Archaeology and Visual Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies


  • Relationships between religion, literature and art
  • Focused on the Mediterranean World (Islam, Christianity, Judaism), particularly Spain, between 1000 and 1500 A.D.